The courthouse was festive as I walked to Courthouse Donuts to see the Sevierville Art Happening last Thursday evening. As luck would have it, I was able to park right in front of the courthouse, with the event only steps away. Although I couldn’t stay long due to fighting off a cold, I was able to meet the artist and hear the best singing duo in East Tennessee. Here is what I saw at the Happening.
It is always nice strolling by the windows of Courthouse Donuts to see the art on display. Warm and cheery inside.
First, I ran into my friends Sheeley and Joey Rose. They had arrived earlier and were chatting with artists in attendance. We talked about the wildfires and quickly caught up with other December news.
Next, I saw the Pea Pickin’ Hearts singing at the front of the room. How nice to hear them again. Their harmonies really create a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
I met the featured artist of the month, Crystal Lynn Sharp. Notice the canvas behind her has a special technique where it is gathered or ruched to add to the texture of the scene. I loved the colors too.
Here is a side view of a painting so you see the folds more closely. I had never seen that done before! Multi-dimensional.
Here is a copy of her business card so you can find her online, by email, or by telephone.
Sorry for the light reflections. I am trying to figure out how to manage them in photos. However, this summarizes Crystal’s professional background and techniques.
It is amazing how beautiful art is on a brick wall backdrop.
Here are a few more paintings by the featured artist for December, Crystal Lynn Sharp.
Some Art Council members, pictured from left to right. Crystal Lynn Sharp, Andrea Wilson, and Christina Crofoot. I forgot to take a picture of the refreshments behind them. Will do that next month. Refreshments are always good here.
Here is a table of the Art Council members as they talk with Steven Jenkins from an Knoxville Artenprenuer group.
Pictured from left to right: Laurel Kiewitt, Elizabeth Cole, daughter of Crystal Lynn Sharp. Next, Crystal Lynn Sharp, Andrea Wilson, Christina Crofoot, Jill Green, and Stephen Jenkins.
I hated to leave because I found out that more people arrived later who I really enjoy seeing. Hopefully, there will be no cold for me to fight off next time. The Sevierville Commons Arts Council will be sure to host many Art Happenings next year. It is one of my favorite ways to get out and about in Sevierville.
See you next time!
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